Lucinda Lewis has been the principal horn of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1977, and is the author of “Broken Embouchures” and “Embouchure Rehabilitation”
Broken Embouchures is a comprehensive guide to the performance injuries and medical and dental problems of brass players and offers a basic approach to performance rehabilitation.
Embouchure Rehabilitation contains a detailed, step-by-step method for performance rehabilitation using a technique called blocked buzzing.
Within the brass community, discussions about embouchure function tend to be, more often than not, steeped in stylistic dogma. It is, therefore, not surprising that ignorance has been the prevailing understanding about brass performance overuse injuries. Sadly, in some circles, these injuries are even dismissed as a weakness in the afflicted player rather than the bona fide byproduct of too much playing.
Embouchures.com was first posted in 2000 to provide comprehensive information about the debilitating performance injuries of brass players. Since then, tens of thousands of players, teachers, and medical professionals have browsed the site.
The information compiled on Embouchures.com has been developed from fifteen years of research and from the experiences of more than forty-five hundred woodwind and brass players world wide.
To find out more about Lucinda Lewis’ important work on brass embouchures and embouchure rehabilitation, and to order Lucinda’s two books, “Broken Embouchures” and “Embouchure Rehabilitation” visit her website, embouchures.com